*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    Grandma Burdick’s Sour Cream Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Sacramento Bee 7/2/97
 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:10
 Categories    : Cookies                          Dessert
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  cups          sugar
    2      large         eggs
      1/2  cup           shortening
    1      cup           sour cream
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
    1      tablespoon    vanilla extract
    3      cups          all-purpose flour
    1      tablespoon    baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
 
 Cream sugar, eggs and shortening.  Combine sour cream, baking soda and
 vanilla; add to creamed mixture.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Drop by
 heaping tablespoonful onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350°F for 8 to 12
 minutes.  For variety, add chocolate chips, raisins or nuts to the dough
 before baking.  To make rolled cookies, add 1 cup of flour to the dough,
 chill, then roll out and cut into shapes.
 
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 NOTES : This is an old family recipe submitted by a reader of the Bee.  The
 cookies are an old-fashioned, cake-style cookie that can be baked in drops or
 rolled and shaped for decorated cookies.